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Please help - DD at sleepover and horror movies being suggested

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Summertime2 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:11:48

DD 13 is at a sleepover with 10 girls and they want to watch Jigsaw or Saw - both 18 rated. She really doesn't and has made other suggestions eg Sixth Sense but no buy in. I don't want to go and collect her but don't know what else to suggest. These movies sound dreadful! And I'm concerned she will be terrified afterwards. Any suggestions?

nancy75 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:14:20

Are there any parents at the house? I’m pretty lenient about what Dd watches but there’s no way I’d be happy with her watching those films. Could you text the parent & ask if they know what the kids are watching?

Summertime2 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:15:52

Think I will have to. But it will be obvious my DD has been communicating about it. I'm glad you don't think I'm over reacting

nancy75 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:16:14

My Dd is the same age as yours & has friends that are not allowed to watch 15 films due to swearing, I doubt if you’re the only parent that wouldn’t be happy about the film choice

Newbuild Fri 01-Mar-19 18:16:33

If it’s a big issue, make your excuses to go and collect her. 13 year olds can be cruel, if they find out she stopped them watching it e.g by you texting the mum - they will most likely take the piss out of her and it’s not worth it.

werideatdawn Fri 01-Mar-19 18:17:03

I'd go and get her. I watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Saw films, Hostel etc. at similar age because my friends older sister would give them to us at sleepovers and I had all kinds of sleep problems afterwards but I wouldn't tell my parents! It's great she's told you and I would personally go get her. We underestimate the damage this kind of material can have I think.

Summertime2 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:17:29

That's what I think too but DD seems to be the only one who is taking that into account. They're probably all trying to look cool

ChakiraChakra Fri 01-Mar-19 18:17:30

Offer if she'd like you to invent an emergency to get her out of there?

They're horrible films.

needthisthread Fri 01-Mar-19 18:17:51

Make an excuse and pull her out.

nancy75 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:19:02

It is tricky because you don’t want to drop her in it with her friends, how well do you know the parents?

LostwithSawyer Fri 01-Mar-19 18:19:20

I dont see a problem with it if she likes horrors. But clearly she doesn't so she should lie and say she's poorly and needs to go home.

checkingforballoons Fri 01-Mar-19 18:19:47

Oh no OP, you forgot that thing you have to do tomorrow that means you’ll have to collect her tonight!

Whisky2014 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:20:21

Go around and say younhave to take her away unless they pick a new film? Surely her friends would pick a new film then and that way she can stay?

nancy75 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:21:16

Whisky2014 I don’t think that would play out too well with the other kids

Whisky2014 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:21:58

Oh ok. I dont have kids yet so not too sure.
Just pick her up then..

MrsJDornan Fri 01-Mar-19 18:22:55

Text her and ask if she wants you to collect her, make up an excuse as to why you need to, don't mention the film to the girls or parents though

MarshaBradyo Fri 01-Mar-19 18:23:13

No way would I want her to watch those films

Yes to helping her out so she doesn’t have to

hardyloveit Fri 01-Mar-19 18:24:40

Lostwithsawyer you don't see a problem with it??? As in you don't see a problem with 13 year olds watching torture horror??

I would be livid if my dd went to a sleepover and they watched an 18 let alone a horror!!!!

They are certified 18 for a reason!

I love horrors myself and saws are one of my fav franchise however no way should a child watch them!

Redken24 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:25:05

Tell her to tell her pals that the films sound shit

Newyearnewname2019 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:25:43

I have a 14 year old too. Ringing the parents will be socisl suicide so don't do that. Ask her what she wants you to do if anything. Otherwise tell her to watch something on her phone while it's on.

beela Fri 01-Mar-19 18:26:06

Those films are horrible, I had to sleep with the light on after watching Saw (and I was 32!).

I'd either invent an emergency or get her to pretend to be ill.

Redken24 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:26:07

Ps they probably are the only original saw film was the first one. It's all gore v boring!

Summertime2 Fri 01-Mar-19 18:26:34

Redken - Tried that! I've also said she should say she isn't allowed to watch an 18 film. Not cool but surely the same for most of them

Floralnomad Fri 01-Mar-19 18:27:33

Presuming she wants to stay mates with this group the best thing will be if you invent an emergency that means she has to leave ie aunts Julie has been rushed to a hospital 75 miles away .

QOD Fri 01-Mar-19 18:27:56

I had to go and pick dd up aged about 15 as her friends were going to watch an 18
She faked feeling sick 🤢
Bless. She watches all sorts now at 20 but wasn’t ready for it all pre 18/19

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